" I truly think it is best to be a robin lightly dressed concocting soup inside my nest" ~Maurice Sendak

I Love a Spring Chicken

I created this dish over a year ago. It has drawn rave reviews everytime I make it.
I like to serve it with boiled tiny red potatoes tossed with chives and butter and steamed asparagus.
This is a perfect dish for entertaining.

French Style Chicken
  • One (or Two 3) to four pound chickens
  • 3 (or 6 onions) quartered
  • 1 lemon quartered
  • 4 (or 8)peeled garlic cloves
  • 1 cup White Wine
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • fresh or dried herbs to taste such as rosemary,thyme, sage, parsley
  • Lemon pepper or black pepper
  • olive oil
Preheat oven to 400 F.
After washing and drying chicken place in roasting pan...insert onions, lemons, and garlic in cavity.
Mix lemon juice and white wine in measuring cup and pour over chicken.
Sprinkle dried or minced fresh herbs and peppers generously over chicken .
Place a few sprigs of fresh herbs inside cavity as well.
Finish by drizzling olive oil lightly over chicken.
Place uncovered in oven to brown skin for 15 to 20 min. Then lower temperature to 325 F cover pan and roast until done basting often with the juices and wine lemon mixture.

About 1 1/2 hours.

Wine Suggestion: Chardonnay

Cheers!


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